Do you ever get uncontrollable cravings for your favorite foods? Well, I do! This week had me craving sushi in a bad way. Luckily, I found Miku Sushi just in the nick of time. Located at 4514 N Lincoln Ave., this charming spot is just south of Lincoln Square. We came in just after they opened at 11 am on a Monday, so the restaurant wasn’t busy at all. We immediately noticed their awesome lunch special. You can choose from the Maki Selection, Sushi Bar Lunch Entree (chef’s selection), or Bento Box. The Maki Selection includes miso soup and your choice of either 2 or 3 maki rolls. The Sushi Bar Lunch Entree is your choice of Sushi Lunch (5 pieces of sushi, spicy tuna maki) or Sushi & Sashimi Lunch (3 pieces of sashimi, 3 pieces of sushi, California maki). Each Bento Box comes with California maki, gyoza, house salad, and your choice of meat (beef, salmon, or chicken teriyaki, or shrimp/veggie tempura). I decided on the Maki special with the Spicy Salmon roll and the Mini Ocean Sundae. The Spicy Salmon is packed with salmon, masago, spicy mayo, red tobiko, scallion, and chili oil. This was very tasty, the salmon was light and fresh and the sauces were not overpowering. The Ocean Sundae has shrimp tempura, cream cheese, avocado, red tobiko, sriracha, scallion, tempura crumbs, wasabi mayo, and sweet soy sauce. This was my favorite roll! The flavors were outstanding. The combination of the fried shrimp with the deliciously rich cream cheese and avocado was so satisfying. The wasabi mayo was wonderful as well. My mom ordered the Shrimp & Veggie Tempura Bento Box. The tempura was really good- sometimes I think the breading is much too heavy and it takes away from the flavor of the meat/veggies. One of the vegetables was sweet potato, which I thought was so unique. It was very tasty! I also loved the dressing on the house salad.
Miku Sushi is open Mondays through Thursdays from 11 am to 10 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 11 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 10 pm. Their lunch special is from 11 am to 4 pm daily. All of their Lincoln Square Classic Maki and Traditional Maki are half price when you order before 6 pm (dine-in customers only). Find more information about this delightful sushi spot here.
RACHEL HOOVLER & DEAN’S TEAM CHICAGO